When Australia arrived in England ahead of the 2013 Ashes series, the once-indomitable cricketing nation appeared to be at its lowest point in history.
Unrest in the dressing room was rife, off-field indiscretions were regular, while the team's performance was lurching towards a state of crisis.
Yet, just a handful of months later, Australia now find themselves in a position of undreamed-of strength against their most fierce rival.
A 381-run mauling of England in Brisbane signified the enormous momentum shift that has occurred between these teams, reinforced by the home side's plundering of 570 over the first two days of the second Test in Adelaide.
So just how has Australia turned around its fortunes so quickly? What has led the rejuvenation of this previously disheveled outfit?
Here's a look at the factors behind the incredibly sudden turnaround.